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 Petite Sirah - Syrah - Zinfandel Wine

Petite Sirah – Syrah – Zinfandel is a bold red blend pioneered in California. The state's favorite grape, Zinfandel (Primitivo), is blended with the Rhone’s Syrah (Shiraz) and offspring Petite Sirah (Durif) in varying proportions to create this dense, dark, full-bodied blend.

Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel are known for their deep color, high alcohol and high tannins as well as their ageworthiness. The three varieties all thrive in similar climes, making them ideal blending partners. The demand for powerful red-wine blends has risen over the past decade, leading to the emergence of combinations such as this.

Petite Sirah - Syrah - Zinfandel
Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel blending

Petite Sirah has long been a favored blending grape, albeit as a minor component. Its intense color and tannins can add structure and pigment to wines lacking these. Zinfandel is one of Petite Sirah’s most common blending partners, adding rich and ripe fruit flavors to Petite Sirah’s framework. Syrah, a cépage améliorateur (improver variety), has a long history of blending, as other varieties draw on the grape's deep color, high tannins and floral notes. As Syrah has become increasingly popular in the United States, it has more and more been added to the longer-established Petite Sirah and Zinfandel blend.

Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel blends are full bodied and rich, with dark-fruit flavors such as blackberry, plum and blueberry along with generous amounts of pepper and spice. This blend is frequently aged in oak (particularly American oak), and thus vanilla, cocoa and coconut flavors are also common. Dark chocolate, licorice and leather notes are also evident in aged wines.

Related blends include: Durif – Shiraz, Petite Sirah – Zinfandel.

Food matches include:
Europe: Venison chop with pan-roasted butternut squash and braised shallots
Americas: Garlicky grass-fed beef fillet
Australasia/Oceania: Spiced kangaroo seared on a spit shawarma-style, with pickled beetroot and chickpea purée


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We found 80 matches for Petite Sirah - Syrah - Zinfandel. Click on a name below for details, scores and price history ...
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Venge Vineyards Scout's Honor Proprietary Red, Napa Valley, USA Napa Valley $43 1934
Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Essential Red, California, USA California $10 2821
Vigilance Cimarron, Lake County, USA Lake County $15 4718
Ravenswood Winery Vintners Blend Old Vine Zinfandel, California, USA California $10 4765
Kunde Family Estate Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, USA Sonoma Valley $15 4946
Clayhouse Adobe Red, Central Coast, USA Central Coast $13 5049
Jeff Runquist 1448, Amador County, USA Amador County $16 5074
Concannon Vineyard Conservancy Crimson & Clover Red, Livermore Valley, USA Livermore Valley $11 5874
Sebastiani Vineyards & Winery Sonoma County Zinfandel, California, USA Sonoma County $15 6264
The Culprit Red, Sonoma County, USA Sonoma County $15 6627
Saxum 'Paderewski Vineyard', Paso Robles, USA Paso Robles $153 6970
Saracina Atrea Old Soul Red, Mendocino County, USA Mendocino County $23 7081
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, USA Dry Creek Valley $23 8067
JC Cellars The Impostor, California, USA California $31 8956
Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull Zinfandel, California, USA California $10 10257
Kenwood Vineyards Vintage Red Wine, California, USA California $8 10971
Truett-Hurst The Fugitive Red, Dry Creek Valley, USA Dry Creek Valley $26 10989
Fetzer Crimson Winemaker's Favorite Red Blend, California, USA California $10 11727
Clos du Bois Zinfandel, North Coast, USA North Coast $11 14714
Four Vines 'Truant' Old Vine, Paso Robles, USA Paso Robles $10 17830
Fetzer Valley Oaks Zinfandel, California, USA California $10 19986
Wellington Vineyards Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley, USA Sonoma Valley $15 20953
Hop Kiln Big Red Proprietary Red Wine, California, USA California $18 22622
Wines that Rock 'Grateful Dead Steal Your Face' Red Blend, Mendocino County, USA Mendocino County $15 23961
Steele Wines Outcast Red, Lake County, USA Lake County $20 24096
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